Macbeth Quotes

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“when” the play’s first word concerns time, a topic that will become increasingly important and is always more significant than place
“fair is foul, and foul is fair” The Witches
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“what he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won” Duncan
“signs of nobleness like stars shall shine on all deservers” Duncan
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“yet do I fear thy nature; it is too full o’ the milk of human kindness” Lady Macbeth about Macbeth
“come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts! Unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top full of direst cruelty” Lady Macbeth
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“come, thick night, and pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell” Lady Macbeth
“look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under ‘t” Lady Macbeth to Macbeth
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“now o’er the one half-world nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse the curtained sleep” Macbeth
“the sleeping and the dead are but as pictures; ‘tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil” Lady Macbeth
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“is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?... or art thou but a dagger of the mind, a false creation, proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?” Macbeth
“it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell” Macbeth
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“wherefore could I not pronounce ‘Amen’? I had most need of blessing, and ‘Amen’ stuck in my throat” Macbeth
“thy gory locks at me” Macbeth to the ghost of Banquo
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“blood will have blood” Macbeth
“I am in blood stepped in so far” Macbeth
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“now about the cauldron sing like elves and fairies in a ring, enchanting all that you put in” Hecate
“something wicked this way comes” The Witches
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“here’s the smell of the blood still, all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. O, O, O.” Lady Macbeth
“not in the legions of horrid hell can come a devil more damned in evils to top Macbeth” Macduff
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“what’s done cannot be undone” Lady Macbeth
“I have almost forgot the taste of fears” Macbeth
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“the devil himself could not pronounce a title more hateful to thine ear.” Young Siward
“this dead butcher and his fiend like queen” Malcolm
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“what he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won” Duncan

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“signs of nobleness like stars shall shine on all deservers” Duncan

Card 3

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“yet do I fear thy nature; it is too full o’ the milk of human kindness” Lady Macbeth about Macbeth

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Card 4

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“come, thick night, and pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell” Lady Macbeth

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Card 5

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“now o’er the one half-world nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse the curtained sleep” Macbeth

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